Cows sell up to 20c dearer

The Western Star - - Rural Weekly -


NUM­BERS re­duced by 448 head for the first store sale in the new fi­nan­cial year at Roma, how­ever the sup­ply of stock still re­mained rel­a­tively high at 6927.

Young cat­tle were in the largest num­bers along with a hand­ful of grown steers and heifers, and a rel­a­tively large se­lec­tion of cows.

Buyer at­ten­dance was good and in­cluded some ad­di­tional in­ter­state op­er­a­tors on the young cat­tle, plus in­ter­state pro­ces­sors were also very ac­tive in the cow sec­tion.

Av­er­age prices for most classes of year­ling steers gen­er­ally re­mained close to the pre­vi­ous week’s level, how­ever top money im­proved on a num­ber of cat­e­gories. Year­ling heifers av­er­aged 2c–12c/kg bet­ter. All classes of cows were no­tice­ably dearer with im­prove­ments of 8c–15c/kg.

Steer calves re­turn­ing to the pad­dock made to 312.2c, and heifer calves made to 240.2c with a good sam­ple of mixed sex calves at 257c/kg. Light weight year­ling steers sold to re­stock­ers at an av­er­age of 281c/kg with sales to 302.2c/kg.

Year­ling steers in the 280–330kg weight range av­er­aged 282c/kg and made to 292.2c/kg.

Medium weight year­ling steers to feed made to a top of 306.2c/kg with a large sam­ple at 285c/kg. Heavy weight year­ling steers to feed made to 304.2c/kg with most around 289c/kg.

Light weight year­ling heifers to re­stock­ers or back­ground made to 254.2c/kg with a large num­ber av­er­ag­ing 237c/kg.

The largest sam­ple of medium weight year­ling heifers to feed av­er­aged 247c/kg with some to 263.2c/kg.

A hand­ful of bul­locks made to 293.2c/kg.

Medium weight two score cows av­er­aged 181c/kg and made to the oc­ca­sional 195.2c/kg.

Heavy two score cows av­er­aged 191c/kg, and the three scores 211c/kg.

Good heavy cows made to 237.2c/kg to av­er­age close to 230c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 261.2c/kg.


WAR­WICK agents yarded 1437 head, which was a re­duc­tion of close to 300 com­pared to last week’s sale.

The yard­ing con­sisted of a good sup­ply of young cat­tle, while cows dom­i­nated the grown cat­tle sec­tion.

The yard­ing of young cat­tle con­sisted of a good sup­ply of year­lings and a fair pen­ning of wean­ers.

Qual­ity was mixed in the young cat­tle with some well fin­ished three score year­lings that were sup­ple­men­tary fed and some good runs of well bred cat­tle, how­ever there was also a fair num­ber of plain con­di­tioned steers and heifers through the sale.

The mar­ket var­ied with well bred weaner steers sell­ing to a top of 279c/kg for a av­er­age of 242c/kg, while weaner heifers to re­stock­ers sold to 203c/kg to av­er­age 164c/kg.

Medium weight feeder steers were slightly dearer sell­ing to 290c/kg to av­er­age 265c/kg, and re­stock­ers to 250c/kg.

Trade year­lings strug­gled to hold firm with year­ling steers rang­ing from 275c–301c/kg and heifers sold to 307c/kg.

Feeder heifers gained 5c sell­ing to 237c/kg for a av­er­age of 225c/kg.

The yard­ing of ex­port cat­tle was made up mainly of cows, along with only a few pens of grown steers and a fair pen­ning of heifers.

Qual­ity im­proved in a mar­ket that saw grown steers sell slightly eas­ier top­ping at 307c/kg, and the heifers sold to a top of 291c/kg.

The cow mar­ket var­ied with not all the usual buy­ers op­er­at­ing. As a re­sult, the bet­ter end of the three and four score cows were down by 10c and more in places, how­ever the plainer grade cows were less af­fected.

Medium weight two score cows av­er­aged 168c/kg, while the three scores av­er­aged 200c/kg, and heavy cows sold to a top of 223c/kg.


NUM­BERS lifted by 85 head to 814, and the usual panel of buy­ers was present and op­er­at­ing.

Young cat­tle were in the largest num­bers, along with a few pens of heavy grown steers and bul­locks, and a fair sam­ple of mixed qual­ity cows.

Light weight year­ling steers re­turn­ing to the pad­dock ex­pe­ri­enced very lit­tle change in price, while year­ling steers to feed for the do­mes­tic mar­ket av­er­aged 2–5c/kg dearer.

A bet­ter qual­ity pen­ning of light weight year­ling heifers im­proved in price and medium weight year­ling heifers to feed av­er­aged 3c/kg dearer.

A very good qual­ity line-up of heavy grown steers and bul­locks sold to very strong com­pe­ti­tion.

Plain con­di­tion cows av­er­aged 5–7c/kg bet­ter, while good heavy cows re­ceived very lit­tle change in price.

Steer calves re­turn­ing to the pad­dock made to the oc­ca­sional 280c, with ma­jor­ity close to 240c and heifer calves av­er­aged 157c/kg.

A sin­gle vealer steer with show ring po­ten­tial made 300c/kg and vealer heifers to the trade made to 250c/kg.

Light weight year­ling steers sold to re­stock­ers at an av­er­age of 229c/kg, with sales to 251.2c/kg.

Year­ling steers to feed for the do­mes­tic mar­ket made to 270c/kg to av­er­age 249c/kg and medium weights to feed av­er­aged 267c/kg and made to 287.2c/kg.

The oc­ca­sional heavy weight year­ling steer to the trade made to 325.2c/kg, with a few oth­ers close to 284c/kg. Light weight year­ling heifers made to 220c/kg, with most to pro­ces­sors mak­ing 187c/kg.

Medium weight year­ling heifers to feed av­er­aged 242c/kg and sold to 261.2c/kg. Heavy weight year­ling heifers to the trade made to 290.2c/kg to av­er­age 260c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to an ex­port pro­ces­sor made to 308.2c/kg and bul­locks reached 307.2c/kg to av­er­age 306c/kg and a cou­ple of bul­locks sold to the lo­cal trade mar­ket at 321.2c/kg.

Medium weight two score cows av­er­aged 174c/kg and made to 184.2c/kg. Good heavy cows sold to 211.2c/kg to av­er­age 205c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 258.2c/kg.


THE sup­ply of stock re­mained vir­tu­ally un­changed at 5957 head at Dalby.

Cows con­tin­ued to dom­i­nate the grown cat­tle sec­tion, along with a small sam­ple of bul­locks. Buyer rep­re­sen­ta­tion was good, with some south­ern ex­port pro­ces­sors in the panel, plus ad­di­tional in­ter­state op­er­a­tors on the feeder cat­tle.

Medium weight year­ling steers to feed av­er­aged 3c/kg bet­ter and heavy weight year­ling steers to feed ex­pe­ri­enced strong de­mand. Year­ling heifers to feed sold within a few cents of the pre­vi­ous week.

Bul­locks ex­pe­ri­enced strong com­pe­ti­tion. Cows im­proved 4–6c and up to 20c/kg on re­stocker lines.

C2 year­ling steers to feed made from 274.3–302.2c/kg, av­er­ag­ing 284.3c/kg, less 5c/kg. C2 year­ling heifers to feed sold from 222.2–240.2c/kg, av­er­ag­ing 233.9c/kg, eas­ing 2c/kg.

C4 grown steers re­ceived from 279.2c/kg to a top of 312.2c/kg, av­er­ag­ing 296.3c/kg to be 4c/kg cheaper.

C4 grown heifers sold from 249.2–282.2c/kg to av­er­age 275.4c/kg. Man­u­fac­tur­ing steers made 273.2c/kg.

D4 cows sold from 205–235.2c/kg, av­er­ag­ing 221.1c/kg to be 4c/kg dearer on last week. C3 bulls made from 242.2–269.2c/kg, av­er­ag­ing 258.1c/kg, up 2c/kg.


A RAIN-RE­DUCED yard­ing of 1300 cat­tle at Sul­li­van Live­stock’s fort­nightly cat­tle sale saw the mar­ket firm to slightly dearer on re­cent weeks.

Cat­tle were drawn from Mary­bor­ough, Biggen­den, Mundubbera, Tansey, Ke­nil­worth and all lo­cal ar­eas.

Qual­ity bran­gus feeder steers ac­count Billeroy Farms, Sexton sold to a top of $2.78/kg or $1207. Roger Lock­wood, Can­ina sold 18-month-old drought­mas­ter steers for $2.77/kg to re­turn $1168.

Feeder steers were in short sup­ply and sold to a top of $2.79/kg but gen­er­ally sold from $2.60–$2.75/kg. Char­bray weaner steers ac­count Wag­ner Cat­tle sold for $2.57/kg to re­turn $726. Two pens of santa x weaner steers from the Fin­ney fam­ily Manum­bar sold for $2.57/kg to re­turn $752 and $696.

Once again heav­ier qual­ity wean­ers met a fair mar­ket sell­ing be­tween $2.30/kg and $2.60/kg while lighter and lesser type weaner steers strug­gled and sold from $1.80–$2.20/kg.

Char­bray heifers from G & C John­son, Gra­hams Creek, sold for $2.45/kg to re­turn $936. J & M Pas­toral sold char­bray x heifers for $2.43/kg or $906.

Feeder heifers gen­er­ally sold for $2.10–$2.40/kg. Drought­mas­ter weaner heifers from Craig Dakin, Pat­ter­son, sold to a top of $2.19/kg or $507, while their char­bray sis­ters sold for $1.88/kg to re­turn $447.

Euro­pean drought­mas­ter x heifers from Boompa sold for $1.97/kg to re­turn $523.

Gen­er­ally heav­ier weaner heifers sold from $1.80–$2.10/kg while lighter weaner heifers sold from $1.40–$1.70/kg.

There were no cows and calves of­fered at this week’s sale.


AGENTS yarded 1290 head at this week’s prime sale, with 885 veal­ers and the re­main­der of the yard­ing made up of all other cat­e­gories in smaller num­bers, ex­cept for cows, where 354 head were on of­fer.

Good runs of veal­ers were in short sup­ply, with much of the yard­ing be­ing plainer smaller wean­ers and year­lings.

Veal­ers topped at 248c/kg, where one head sold by Glen Gyle Part­ner­ship Wood­en­bong for $916.11.

Cows made to 219.2c/kg, with $1,457.68 be­ing the top price for one head sold by I El­lis and G Flynn.

Steers sold to a top of 245c/kg, with two head sold by G Jones and S Par­menter for $1225.

T&W McCor­mack and Ram­sey Bul­mer held their

June store sale on Fri­day, June 28, where just over 1700 head of all cat­e­gories sold to an im­proved mar­ket.

The sale was sup­ported by North­ern Rivers and Queens­land buy­ers.

1281 head of live weight steers were sold and made to 286.2c/kg, with F Mal­lett sell­ing one head for $1,432.73.

Live weight heifers made to 200.2c/kg, with one head sold by A Hob­day for $783.46.

Cows and calves made to $1310 for pro­duc­ers CA & JA MacDon­ald and dry cows sold to a top price of $920 where seven head were sold for S & A Gray.


795 head of cat­tle were yarded at Grafton. The qual­ity lifted greatly on last week, and the prices re­ceived also im­proved. Bul­locks sold to 270c/kg, feeder steers topped at 290c/kg. Cows topped at 213c/kg. Good qual­ity Bri­tish bred weaner steers saw much more de­mand to sell to 288c/kg. Veal­ers sold dearer to range from 170–232c/kg.

H D & R A Green bul­locks sold to 270c/kg, weigh­ing 620kg to re­turn $1674.

Rob Jef­feries bul­locks sold to 270c/kg, weigh­ing 631kg to re­turn $1704.

Wave­hill Pas­toral bul­locks sold to 265c/kg, weigh­ing 650kg to re­turn $1690.

L & L Tutt friesian bul­locks sold to 245c/kg, weigh­ing 755kg to re­turn $1850.

A Pen­der feeder steers sold to 280c/kg, weigh­ing 430kg to re­turn $1188.

M J & R A Davis feeder steers sold to 285c/kg, weigh­ing 495kg to re­turn $1250.

D Spencer feeder steers sold to 270c/kg, weigh­ing 445kg to re­turn $1202.

J & G Daw­son cows sold to 210c/kg, weigh­ing 585kg to re­turn $1224.

John Si­mon cows sold to 205c/kg, weigh­ing 555kg to re­turn $1138.

W A Ni­land cows sold to 210c/kg, weigh­ing 543kg to re­turn $1141.

Tracey Clarke an­gus heifers sold to 230c/kg, weigh­ing 341kg to re­turn $781.


CAT­TLE SALES: Prices im­proved across most classes at cat­tle sales across the re­gion.

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